WW1 Airfix Railway scenario inspiration

 

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One of the Airfix and railways  photographs that inspired me as a 1970s child …

 

I recently rediscovered a wonderful little article in Railway Modeller  April 1976 issue  in its  ‘Junior Modeller’ section. It was written  by 15 year old Julian Chambers, based around his WW1 battlefield light railway using WW1 Airfix figures, tank and airplanes.

I read and reread this article many, many times as a 1970s child. I had these figures myself. If only the tiny men could be moved about though …

I have scanned the whole article and its photos onto my Sidetracked blog, to share it and also that I can’t lose it again for the next thirty / forty years.  Enjoy!

https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/inspirational-articles-no-1-ww1-railway/

Airfix Figures and Railway Track? 

This has distracted or Sidetracked me only momentarily from an 1840s railway linked gaming scenario with Airfix figures that I am currently working on … and given me few ideas how to do this. Back to the painting and research desk!

Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN, 15 August 2017.

 

Deconstructing Trains in Tins and Boxes

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A post on my Sidetracked blog, comparing my delightful battery powered Train in a TIN seen in recent gaming scenarios with a similar Train in a BOX set.

There is also  some suitable sidetracking to Pound Store Plastic  Warriors and WW1 type light railways along the way:

https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/deconstructing-trains-train-in-a-tin-vs-train-in-a-box/

 

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Pound store plastics, cheap plastic magazine cover toys and a deconstructed ‘train in a tin’ rolling stock.

Posted by Mark, Man of TIN blog / Sidetracked blog, 10 August 2017.

Greendale, Greendale, that’s the place for me …

 

Blowing Up Desert Trains

 

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Fighting over the railway tracks with bayonets … Peter Laing 15mm figures

 

My 15mm Peter Laing figures have been fighting a WW1 / colonial skirmish around a blocked railway bridge and halted desert train.

This has been written up on my railway and  gaming related occasional blog Sidetracked.

https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/blowing-up-desert-trains-part-1/

https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/blowing-up-trains-part-2/

All of this was inspired by a photo in a post on Chris Kemp’s Not Quite Mechanised website about Lawrence of Arabia and the Hejaz Railway.

https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/charlotte-bronte-and-lawrence-of-arabia-blow-up-trains/

https://notquitemechanised.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/a-civil-day-out/

This short evening solo game, played 1 figure = 1 man, was a good chance to explore using  a larger gaming space on my larger 192 Hexes of Joy gaming board, featured in previous blogposts.

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/192-hexes-of-joy-a-larger-hex-game-board/

This scenario also proved an interesting parallel to my recent Vintage Airfix ACW Railway crossing game.

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/acw-battle-of-pine-ridge-vintage-airfix-full-game-write-up/

 

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My 192 Hexes Of Joy seen from above before even more pinky desert loveliness was added.

 

Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN, 5 August 2017.